Aries Shion is the original Grand Pope of the Sanctuary, as well as one of the remaining survivors of the Holy War from the 1700's. He also served as the master of Aries Mu, who would eventually become the successor to the Gold Cloth of Aries slightly prior to his death. Later Shion is one of the resurrected Saints in Saint Seiya Hades Chapter.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 3-B, 3-A with Strongest Attacks
Name: Aries Shion
Origin: Saint Seiya
Classification: Gold Saint / Pope of the Sanctuary
Powers and Abilities: 7th and 8th Sense User, Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Longevity, Enhanced Senses, Energy Manipulation, Matter Manipulation (Atomic-level manipulation, creation, destruction and restoration), Regeneration (High), Intangibility, Soul Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, True Flight/Levitation, Forcefields/Barrier, Psychokinesis (Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation), Technopathy, Reactive Evolution, Can kill Souls, Can Resurrect through the 8th Sense, Acausality, Resistance to Mind Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Illusions, Dream Manipulation, Life Manipulation & Death Manipulation, Space-Time Manipulation, Existence Erasure, Brilliant Alchemist and Blacksmith.
Attack Potency: Multi-Galaxy level (The most powerful of the Gold Saints alongside Libra Dohko, superior to Gemini Saga), Universe level through most powerful attacks (Can produce power equal to the universe's creation)
Lifting Strength: Multi-Stellar+
Striking Strength: Multi-Galactic
Durability: Multi-Galaxy level, Universe level through Crystal Wall
Stamina: Nearly limitless (Gold Saints can fight for a thousand days)
Range: Intergalactic. Universal / Cross-Dimensional with Psychokinesis.
Standard Equipment: Aries Gold Cloth / Aries Surplice
Intelligence: Shion is a master warrior (According to the Taizen Encyclopedia, he's a better fighter than Thanatos and Hypnos, who have thousands of years of experience), skilled alchemist / blacksmith, has great knowledge on myths, astrology and history, lived for over 2 centuries, trained Aries Mu.
Weaknesses: None notable.
- Crystal wall: A powerful barrier that protects him and reflects oncoming attacks.
- Starlight Extinction: A teleportation-based offensive technique. Although it essence rely not on destroying the opponent but on removing him from battle, by teleporting the opponent out of sight and out of the fight, Mu accumulates his cosmos that is released in the form of multiple photon shocks, which hit the opponent across the body to the speed of light countless times, sends a light completely surrounds the target and watch it disappear while off, "absorbs, dissolves and extinguishes" all the opponent in the halo or swirl of light.
- Stardust Revolution: The attack summons stardust from stars and galaxies then throws million of blows instantly. It's well known that the attack has force of shooting stars and comets and obliterates an enemy with raw cosmos power.
- Athena Exclamation: An attack that creates a miniature big bang. Requires the help of three Gold saints to achieve.